Google Chrome is well on track to becoming the world's most popular web browser as it eclipsed Mozilla Firefox's global market share during the month of November for the first time. Globally, Chrome is now the second most-used browser behind Internet Explorer as it maintains a strong lead, according to StatCounter aggregated data from more than three million websites.
One of the best features Google+'s mobile app is its Nearby Stream. Yet, so far, this stream is not available on the desktop version of the site. But it is possible to see what geotagged posts people are sharing nearby if you are on your desktop.
Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Mozilla, LinkedIn, Twitter, eBay, AOL, and Zynga have jointly written to the House of Representatives' Committee on the Judiciary to "express concern" at the proposed SOPA bill.
The Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the world's second most popular web browser Mozilla Firefox, are in the process of establishing a community here in Ireland. The organisation are inviting anyone that may want to get involved in the Mozilla movement to an event that will take place in Dublin this Wednesday, November 2nd.
Chrome, Google's three-year old web browser, is set to overtake Firefox in terms of global browser market share by the end of November, according to projections made by this author and based on data from StatCounter.
WiseStamp, an email signature service that enhances once plain email signatures with personal social profiles and other content, has added Google Plus to its list of supported partners. WiseStamp exists as a Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, Flock and Safari extension and works with all major webmail services like Gmail, Yahoo!, Hotmail and AOL.
Google Instant Pages has been rolled out to users of Chrome 13 stable, a feature that was previously only available in Chrome beta. Instant Pages enables certain web pages to be loaded almost instantly by preloading Google Search results that are mostly likely to be clicked.
Over half of Facebook users prefer to use Google’s Chrome browser, according to the evolving results of an ongoing Facebook Question. Out of the 1,037,303 Facebook users who have answered the browser related question at the time of writing, 51.66% of those surveyed chose Google Chrome as their first choice web browser.
When Xobni launched for Outlook in 2008 the social email filtering application was quite rightly hailed with glowing reviews from the tech press and quickly developed an avid fanbase, not least within NASA and The U.S Army who are some of its most prominent users.
Twitter has announced that it has upgraded its internal search, now integrates with search on the Firefox web browser and has partnered with Photobucket to host photos that can now be directly uploaded from Twitter.
Less than 1% of Firefox users have activated the "Do not track" option in the latest version of the browser according to the Future of Privacy Forum think tank. Jules Polonetsky, founder of the think thank based his claim on information from two unnamed ad networks who gave access to their data. Polonetsky also reports that some ad networks are recording how many times their servers are told not to track a site's user.
It has been billed as the safest, the fastest, the most beautiful and “a game changer”. But however Microsoft pitches Internet Explorer 9 it is obvious that it is entering a very different environment to its predecessors.
Microsoft is finishing rolling out its latest update to its Internet Explorer browser to millions of Windows Vista and 7 users this weekend. Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate has been issued in February’s automatic security download for Windows machines running the two latest versions of the company’s operating system, Vista and 7.